Du Toit to stay at tighthead

Sharks coach Robert du Preez says he is willing to give Thomas du Toit time to settle at tighthead prop.

Ireland call on reinforcements

Garry Ringrose, John Cooney and Niall Scannell have been called up to Ireland’s Six Nations squad as cover for three injured players.

SA Team of the Week (Round 1)

JON CARDINELLI picks a South African XV based on performances in round one of Super Rugby.

Du Toit boost for Stormers

Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has recovered from a back injury to be named in the Stormers' 27-man touring squad to Australasia.

Saffa duo earns Scotland recall

WP Nel and Josh Strauss have been recalled to the Scotland squad ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations Test against England at Murrayfield.

Exeter relinquish top spot

Wasps defeated the Exeter Chiefs 13-7, while there were also wins for the Newcastle Falcons, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership.

Montpellier outclass Oyonnax to stay top

Ruan Pienaar and Nico Janse van Rensburg starred as Montpellier beat Oyonnax 43-30, while there were also Top 14 wins for Toulon, Pau, Toulouse, Lyon, Castres and Racing 92.

Stormers on top – for now

The Stormers moved to the top of the South African conference standings, while the Lions began their campaign with an important win over the Sharks in round one, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Two former Boks to play for Force

World Cup-winning centre Jaque Fourie is set to make a playing return to rugby for the Force.

Varsity Cup preview (Round 4)

Pukke will be looking to remind the rest of the Varsity Cup competition of their attacking potency when they host UJ on Monday, while NMU play Wits, Maties face CUT and Shimlas travel to UCT.

Sharks press conference (Lions)

What Robert du Preez and Ruan Botha had to say after the Sharks' loss to the Lions.

Lions press conference (Sharks)

What Swys de Bruin and Warren Whiteley had to say after the Lions' 26-19 victory over the Sharks.

Stormers press conference (Jaguares)

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck and captain Siya Kolisi address the media after their 28-20 victory over the Jaguares.

Foreign scalps the measure of progress

The next few rounds of Super Rugby will give us a more accurate idea of where the South African teams stand in relation to their more fancied New Zealand counterparts, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Mbonambi blow for Stormers

Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi will miss the Stormers' tour to Australasia due to a burst appendix.

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